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Catrina Cochrane-MIlls

Catrina Cochrane-MIlls

Freelance Event PLanner
Edinburgh, Edinburgh


Services provided £350 / hour

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About Catrina Cochrane-MIlls:

Accomplished professional with over 15 years of global experience within all facets of Events Planning at a Senior Managerial level for 4/5 Star Hotels and Venues Worldwide.

I have a broad and diverse experience both domestically and Internationally, managing events and my achievements reflect a strong ability to accomplish varied and diversified tasks with regard to the overall management, organizing, planning, and directing of the services in either a Private or Public Sector environment, with a wide knowledge of total event management; supervising, troubleshooting problems and dealing with both suppliers and contractors and managing events end to end.Experience running events of all sizes from VIP briefings. press launch, open days, roadshows to large scale conferences, Incentives, meetings and Private Events

Solid record in Freelance Event Management working with contracts ranging from Private Leading UK Companies to International Companies.  I am articulate and refined in my communication and have established robust relationships throughout the industry.    I have a hands-on approach with a collaborative and operational style, and I am very much client focussed and result orientated.



Event Producer & Project Lead, Speakeasy Productions (Perth),  2002-2004   

  • End to end delivery of high-profile live events in the UK and Worldwide 
  • Working closely with internal teams including Program Design & Management
  • Logistic Management
  • Client management & Venue Management
  • Tender writing & design creation
  • Full Budget management

Clients include: - Food Standards Agency, Scottish Government, CFS, Qualification Curriculum Development Agency, HSBC, FSAS, NHS Institute, NHS Leicester, Ministry of Defence, Airbus, BAE Systems, CIB Scotland.

Key Achievements:

  • Co-ordinating and Delivery of the Commission on Devolution Roadshow
  • Program Design, coordination and delivery for QCDA Roadshwo
  • Ministry of Defence - Conference
  • NHS- Reginal Conferences

Reference:  Catrina is an accomplished people manager with excellent communication skills coupled with a totally flexible approach to the work environment as part of a distributed team, who achieves results and motivates others through personal commitment and effective leadership. Tenacious, motivated & conscientious person with high integrity, able to quickly adapt to new working practises and learn new skills. 

Senior Incentive Events Manager, Corporate Innovations Ltd (Oxford)    1998-2002   

  • Set up and developed the Events Department, managing on average 170 events per annum
  • Co-ordination and on site managing of events
  • Successfully co-ordinated and managed various events such as Worldwide Incentive Programmes, Conference, Roadshows, Sporting Hospitality, Team Building ,Workshops, Country Pursuits, Family Fun Days, Call Out Day, Family Fun Days


Key Achievements:

  •   Managed and produced Fighting Force Launch Program in New York
  •   Managed and Produced Family Fun Day for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals 1500pax
  •   Co-ordinated Event logistics for KPMG 2500 Delegates
  •  Successfully managed Incentive Programmes for more than 20 Destinations      worldwide


Freelance Event Project Manager, - To Date                                                                                                        


Producing managing and assisting in the delivery of high-profile projects. Working for leading Event Agencies (Ashfield Meetings & Events, Dovetail PR, Eventive and Government Agencies, COP 26)

  • Concept/creative development and project scoping/planning 
  • Procurement and management of 3rd party suppliers
  • Negotiating contacts with 3rd party suppliers
  • Operations (planning, scheduling, and delivery)
  • Database management/registration services
  • Financial and commercial acumen

Key Contract Achievements:

  • Delegation Manager – COP26
  • Oliver Wight EAME – Planning of conferences and business meetings within UK & Europe
  • Pharma Congress – Ashfield Healthcare Pre Planning Pharma Ancillary Meeting Manager Madrid/Munich/Vienna/Stockholm/London/Amsterdam/Helsinki/Rome
  • Champion of Women Awards London  – Maggies /The Dovetail Agency
  • Hermes International (Paris) Top Client Celebratory Event
  • Private Celebratory events. (Major Life Celebrations, Skibo Castle, First event onboard the Royal Yacht Britannia)

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